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The Croods Reviews

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
March 25, 2013
A witty and slapstick-laced script by writers-directors Chris Sanders and Kirk De Micco, some flawless 3-D work and solid character and beautiful background animation combine for an entertaining 92 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Alice Tynan
The Vine
March 25, 2013
Dreamworks have done far more than simply dust off The Flintstones 2.0; The Croods may not yet be a household name, but with their personal brand of buffoonery and heart, you'll be wanting an introduction.
Liam Maguren
Flicks.co.nz
March 25, 2013
This is pure DreamWorks magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
March 25, 2013
The Croods tells a pleasant story about family, the utility of man, and letting go -- all of which I will demonstrate in review with caveman-speak.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dave White
Movies.com
March 25, 2013
It's the Ice Age that isn't terrible and Cage, as the voice of papa caveman Grug, delivers his most interesting, energized, mainstream performance since... well, since I forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 25, 2013
The humor's classic or prehistoric, depending on your tolerance for slapstick. The 3D animation is state of the art. And the life lessons are all too wearily contemporary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
March 24, 2013
The Croods isn't particularly smart, but it has just enough wit to keep us engaged and just enough speed to keep us from feeling restless.
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
March 24, 2013
"The Croods" is a touching animated film that not only entertains, but also delivers a sweet message about families and how change can be a good thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 24, 2013
There's something depressing about the fact that The Croods could probably be watched by an audience anywhere in the world without subtitles and they wouldn't miss a thing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Philip French
Observer (UK)
March 24, 2013
The complacency and lack of imagination are painful.
Pete Hammond
Movieline
March 24, 2013
The first great animated film of the year. Truly hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 23, 2013
The Croods is exactly the sort of animated fare we receive on a monthly basis from Hollywood. On the scale of such efforts, it's pretty good, with an engaging second half making up for a tedious opening stretch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nour Habib
Tulsa World
March 23, 2013
It's funny. It's pretty. It's cute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 22, 2013
Kids will respond to the slapstick humour and the physicality of the action, and adults will find moments of insight and emotion
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
March 22, 2013
What is best, and riskiest, in this storytelling is the way that the sense of danger is palpable even when things are looking rosiest, and the impulse to hope is at its strongest when things look most dire
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
March 22, 2013
"The Croods" is fun and wild and exactly what the kids will love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Perry Seibert
TV Guide
March 22, 2013
The real problem is the script. Not so much the dialogue, which is functional and occasionally humorous, but more the story itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
March 22, 2013
It captures the wonder (and more gently, the anxiety) of discovery time and time again. And the filmmakers have a hoot playing with the Croods' encounters with, as well as their misunderstandings of, all things new.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
March 22, 2013
As family viewing, it's pleasant enough: primitive, yes, but in a digitally sophisticated way that's boisterous, funny and will no doubt sell a lot of toys.
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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
March 22, 2013
The animation is first-rate, with moments of genuine visual imagination, and the story, while unremarkable, is entirely adequate.
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